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Hurricanes’ Kruger, Jooris clear NHL waivers

The Canes’ Josh Jooris (19) puts the puck between the Predators’ Juuse Saros (74) legs for a goal during the first period of an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Nov. 26, 2017.
The Canes’ Josh Jooris (19) puts the puck between the Predators’ Juuse Saros (74) legs for a goal during the first period of an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Nov. 26, 2017. cseward@newsobserver.com

Carolina Hurricanes forwards Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris cleared NHL waivers Friday and were assigned to the Charlotte Checkers, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Kruger and Jooris were placed on waivers Thursday. NHL teams had until noon Friday to claim either player.

The Hurricanes host the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. With Kruger and Jooris assigned to Charlotte, the Canes could call up a player or two from the Checkers — Carolina hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday to complete a back-to-back set at PNC Arena.

Kruger and Jooris both have been used on the Canes’ fourth line this season.

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